08/19/19

Chiggers Identification

What are they? Chiggers is the common name used to describe the larval stage of mites that are a parasite on warm blooded animals. They are closely related to ticks and spiders. They have the same four stages of development; egg, larva, nymph and finally adult. What do they look like? Chiggers are barely visible… Read more »

08/19/19

Drugstore Beetles

WHAT ARE DRUGSTORE BEETLES? Drugstore beetles are a type of stored pantry pest and like other types of pantry pests it is the larval stage that does most of the damage and contaminates food sources.  Adult female drugstore beetles lay their eggs in a variety of food and non-food items which include: flour, spices, cereals,… Read more »

08/19/19

Filth Flies In Kansas, Missouri, Midwest

What is a filth fly? Filth flies are non-biting, nuisance pests that have a world-wide distribution and are known for contaminating food and spreading serious diseases to people. The most common filth fly species that people come into contact with is the house fly. House flies are dull gray in color and are about 1/8th-1/4… Read more »

08/19/19

Face Fly Identification

What is a face fly? Face flies are a type of agricultural pest that attack the faces of cattle and, to a lesser extent, horses.  They attack the face in order to feed on the mucus and watery secretions that are found around the eyes of their victim.  The face flies use their abrasive spongy… Read more »

08/19/19

Mud Dauber Identification

What is a mud dauber? Mud daubers are a solitary species of stinging insect; they were named after the distinctive nests that they create out of mud and other natural materials. Adult mud daubers grow to a fairly large size- between 1 ½ and 2 inches in length. Their appearance can vary depending on the… Read more »